Costa Rica Volunteer Trip – Paige’s Adventure Saving the Sea Turtles
View here Paige’s video from her Costa Rica volunteer trip to save the sea turtles:
Read Paige’s testimonial from her Costa Rica volunteer trip:
I would HIGHLY recommend this volunteer experience. I did lots of research going into this trying to find the most affordable program, and Iko Poran was definitely the most affordable. I was doing the same volunteer work as volunteers from all over the world, but I was paying much less money to do so.
I had a fantastic time in Costa Rica with the turtles and I met many people and created memories I will never forget. I definitely recommend Iko Poran and the Sea Turtle experience in Costa Rica and I cannot wait until I volunteer with them again. Pura Vida!
Paige, 19 years old, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Volunteer Trip Save the Sea Turtles
As a volunteer you will accompany local guides on 4-hour night patrols searching for nesting sea turtles. Since the patrols make part of an on-going scientific investigation, you will help to measure, tag and exanime the sea turtles for diseases. Meanwhile you will help collecting the eggs and relocate them to the project’s guarded hatchery. Also, the presence of the people of the volunteer project on the beach helps preventing poachers from stealing the turtle eggs. Sometimes they even kill the turtles to sell the meat illegally. For the night patrols volunteers should be in good physical condition to walk 6 km of beach and back.
Beautiful Nights With a Full Moon
Some nights you will be soaked by heavy rains, other nights high tides will spray you. Also, be aware of the driftwood washed ashore, you may stumble over it in the dark. But there will also be beautiful nights with a full moon, stars twinkling in the sky and best of all nesting turtles.
During the day, you work schedule involves hatchery duty, beach cleaning and assisting in nest exhumations and release of hatchlings. There are also a lot of other environmental projects to help with around the village.
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